Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: Expressing solidarity with the party activists who faced the violent attacks by the ‘TMC’ workers in West Bengal, BJP leaders including State President in Odisha today launched dharna as per party decision to resort to peaceful stir across all organisational mandals in the country.

Targeting the newly elected Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Union Minister and BJP MP from Balasore Pratap Sarangi said that TMC and its leaders have crossed all limits of barbarism in Bengal.

“BJP workers are being targeted. Party offices are being torched. TMC-led WB government has murdered the democracy. BJP workers are being murdered. Women are being misbehaved with. But, police are mute spectators. Is this the characteristic of democracy?” Sarangi asked.

“We have decided to fast-on to death for two days starting today at mandal level. All leaders in Odisha will stage hunger strike from 6 am to 12 noon in their home due to lockdown in the State,” he added.

Mamata Banarjee needs to get a lesson now as she has crossed all limits of violence, the Union Minister said through a video message.

Meanwhile, BJP state president Sameer Dash has launched a six-hour hunger strike at his residence to protest the violence perpetrated by TMC workers in West Bengal hours after the election results were announced.

The BJP has called for a nationwide dharna today while following all Covid protocols across all organisational mandals of the party. The party will organise protests against the alleged atrocities on party workers by the TMC.

Party national President JP Nadda today met the party workers who were targeted by the TMC in West Bengal.

“Met victim families of our Karyakartas who were targeted by the TMC post election in Gopalpur, West Bengal. In independent India, this much intolerance is unprecedented till date. I want to assure our Karyakartas of West Bengal that crores of BJP workers are with them,” Nadda tweeted.

BJP National vice-president Baijayant Panda also staged a sit-in with the party workers in Kendrapara through a virtual mode, condemning the ‘reign of terror’ in West Bengal.

At least eight people were reportedly killed in the political clashes that broke out hours after the declaration of the poll results in the West Bengal. BP claimed six of its party workers were subjected to the dastardly political killings.
The Centre has also sought report from the West Bengal government over the post-poll violence.